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Italy: Verona market wholesalers celebrate their tenth anniversary

There was a great party on Sunday 13th October 2013, at the fruit and vegetable gallery of Veronamercato as many relatives and employees celebrated the tenth anniversary of Fedagro Verona.

"It was planned and organised by Fedagro's Board of Directors. During the ceremony, wholesalers were awarded for their commitment not only during the last 10 years, but in the 30-40 years since they were established," explains Andrea Saturnini, deputy chairman of Fedagro Veorna.

Ottavio Guala, chairman of Fedagro nazionale, Giuseppe Giomaro, chairman of Fedagro Verona, Andrea Saturnini, deputy chairman, Jacopo Montresor, national deputy manager and the Board of Directors took part (in the photo below).

The board of directors. Left to right, national deputy manager Jacopo Montresor (second), national chairman Ottavio Guala (fifth), chairman of Fedagro Verona Giuseppe Giomaro (sixth), deputy Andrea Saturnini (seventh). (Photo: Nicola Tagliabue).

Erminia Perbellini, chairwoman of Veronamercato, and Gianni Dalla Bernardina, deputy chairman, hosted the event and welcomed senator Cinzia Bonfrisco - who is working on removing the cash limits for agri-food centres and wholesale markets - and the major of Verona Flavio Tosi.

After the function celebrated by Franciscan priests from San Bernardino, the authorities made their speeches. The intervention of national chairman Ottavio Guala was particularly interesting as he stressed how many markets are following the example of Verona for initiatives like Veronamercato Network - coordinated by Marco Marrapese - which groups 60 of the 67 operators active in the Verona area to strengthen their presence abroad.

Erminia Perbellini (in the photo above together with Giuseppe Giomaro, Flavio Tosi and Andrea Saturnini, left to right) and chairman Veronamercato, talked about the role wholesalers have in the economy in Verona which, thanks to its fruit and vegetable market, is one of the most efficient and competitive cities in Italy and Europe.

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